Tag: supernatural

Alcatraz, Season 1

Alcatraz, Season 1 (Fox, 2012) Somewhat predictable (with stock characters; even the mysterious reveals were formulaic) but it would have been interesting to see if Alcatraz had a destination in mind for its well-acted then-and-now procession of fugitive, time-displaced inmates. Another cancelled programme carrying echoes of Brimstone.  

42 Word Retrospective: Valley of Lights by Stephen Gallagher

Valley of Lights by Stephen Gallagher (New English Library, 1987) Valley of Lights is a compellingly dark supernatural crime novel (often marketed as horror). Gallagher’s first person narrative draws us into a lone sergeant’s pursuit of the archetypical serial killer: a creature who can jump between human bodies, wearing them like suits.